Builders’ sponsorship help make fete a success

Builders’ sponsorship help make fete a success


Cameron Homes, based in Chasetown, gave a £500 donation to the annual Hill Ridware fete, enabling it to be staged at Ridware Hall for the first time in around 40 years.

Roy Edwards, who lives at the hall and helped to organise the event last weekend, said that they expected between 175-300 visitors but were delighted to attract more than 600 people.

He commented: “We made more than £3,000 in profit and this will be put to good use supporting the ancient Church of St Nicholas in Mavesyn Ridware and other charities associated with the villages and fete.

“Cameron Homes became a real part of the Ridware’s community last weekend. Their contribution made it possible to host the first fete in many years at Ridware Hall and to have a fully operational bar, contributing to our profit.

“The day was a great success and feedback from the community was extremely positive - we wouldn’t have been able to do what we did without Cameron’s help.”

Family-owned Cameron Homes recently opened its latest development in the village. Called Austen Grange, the scheme in Uttoxeter Road will provide a total of of 48 houses and the designs will range from two to five bedrooms, detached and semi detached styles.

The development will also feature a selection of bungalows, which will go on sale next year. The show home, a view home and sales office are all now open from Thursday-Monday each week.

Sales manager Amanda Gales said that the firm was pleased to be able to provide sponsorship for the fete and was delighted that the day was so successful.